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color story: camel + navy

I love the color of camel specifically because it can instantly dress up any space.  It feels, warm, rich, and sophisticated.  While Navy’s personality gives off different vibes – nautical, bold, traditional – these two totally compliment each other. If you’re going for a look that is classic and stylish, but not overly feminine, these 2 are for you.

camel + navy living room by Rosa Beltran

camel coat + navy shirt

 

Try throwing some fun pattern in the mix, such as leopard.

The Everygirl Carly Haslee - camel + navy

Pair with textures like acrylic or metallic for a more modern feel.

 

fun navy dining room

 

camel + blue dining room

Use these 2 as a color pop in with light walls to enhance a neutral space.

Or go with a deep blue paint color to make the space feel warm and masculine.

 

navy bedroom with camel headboard

These colors have a way of feeling “dressed up” but they can also be more casual too!

camel skirt + navy top

Here’s some ideas to bring the palette into your home just in time for the fall season:

camel + navy inspiration color board

  1. You can’t go wrong with a simple, streamlined leather sofa
  2. Don’t be so square! Do 3 navy lumbar pillows for a nice twist
  3. Loving this retro mod fabric by Robert Allen
  4. Mix up the patterns a bit with this Duralee fabric
  5. Accent chairs in deep blue velvet add drama and contrast
  6. Add luxury and texture with a cowhide rug
  7. He may be little, but this brass side table will sure make a statement
  8. Swooning over this leather wrap watch
  9. Large scale photography prints are flexible and come at a lower price tag as original art
  10. These leather chairs are great for the dining area, or can also act as an accent piece
  11. Navy handbags are fun and work for all seasons

For the sources to these items and more, check out the Camel + Navy board on V&V’s Pinterest page!

 

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color story: brown + gold

Nothing says  “IT’S FALL BABY” more than brown and gold.  I’m serious.  These 2 colors are just so beautiful together.  Brown gives a classic, warm feel while gold brings the look of royalty.  Together they bring sophistication and style.  (Example:  Picture a Louis Vuitton bag…..What colors do you see? BROWN & GOLD. Coincidence? I think not!)

I wish I looked this good playing on my phone. Fascinated with the stacked bracelets.

This living room is well dressed.  Notice the cream colored sofa and how well it goes with the two colors.

Mmmmmm.

Gold marble Saarinen table? Yes!

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Inspiration board with lots of treasures just for you!

1: Palomino art via Z Gallerie   2: Fabrics via Duralee (top:  32181-67 ,  bottom: 180933H-104)  3: Ghana Vase via Z Gallerie  4: Brown Velvet X Side Table (avail to the trade only – ask me for details)  5: Sofa via Bentley Churchill (avail to the trade only -ask me for details)  6:   Franklin Media Cabinet via Dwell Studio  7: Mira Collection via Z Gallerie   8 : Richard Nixon Throw in Camel via Jonathan Adler  9: Handmade Wool Rug via Overstock  10: Linden Ottoman via Z Gallerie  11:  Alston Pillow via Z Gallerie  12: Tulip Leather Chair in Honey via West Elm  13:  Paper Mache Bowl (Brown/gold) via Etco on Etsy.com  14:  Antler Candleholders via West Elm  15:  MK5659 Golden Runway Watch via Michael Kors  16: Riding Boots via Tory Burch  17:  Gold Log Stool via the Future Perfect

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hot off the mill: new, eye-catching fabrics

I love getting mail.  At home.  At work.  Wherever.  I think I just like having something to open!  Well, the other day we got in some new Duralee fabric books in, so of course it was like Christmas morning for me at the design studio.  Here’s a few new fabrics I’ve been drooling over.

From the Gatwick collection, I can visualize these lovelies together. 

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I love the colors in these!  (Can you tell how much I enjoy blue!?)

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But, just so you know, I can’t talk about Duralee and new fabrics without bringing up the John Robshaw Collection!!  Globally chic.  Classically contemporary.  These gems are also relatively new (they came out back in the Spring). 

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Here’s some of my faves.

 

(Duralee fabrics are available to the trade only, contact me for more information.)

color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??

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The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley

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Love this!

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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

color story: turquoise + lime

Turquoise and lime.  2 of my favorite colors of all time.  But how do they look together…? Obviously stunning.  Too much of a good thing is…well… fabulous!

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I LOVE this bedroom. The wallpaper and chair fabric are wonderful.

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These two colors are best accented against a white backdrop.

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 Green walls blue door!

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Look at those eyes!

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Spend the first few months of your life here and your destined to grow up with good taste.

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This tile makes my life complete. Seriously.

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My picks for turquoise + lime?  You got it.

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A) Audrey Brooke Betty Slingback Pump, DSW……    B) Madeline Chair, Urban Outfitters….  C)  Vent Pillow, Cococozy……  D) Quatrefoil Pillow, Cococozy……  E) Eilleen Kathryn Boyd  Fabrics by Duralee, (top to bottom:  15387-579 ,15377-246 , 15370-554) …… F) Kamal Vase, Z Gallerie…..   G) Pendant Necklace by Kate & Co. Jewelry, Etsy.com….  H)  Mexicali Smocked Maxi Dress, Old Navy